Check List 8(4): 675-692, doi: 10.15560/8.4.675
Mammals of Serra da Bocaina National Park, state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil
expand article infoAna Cláudia Delciellos, Roberto Leonan Morim Novaes, Mariana Fiuza de Castro Loguercio, Lena Geise, Ricardo Tadeu Santori, Renan de França Souza, Bernardo Silveira Papi, Daniel Raíces, Nadjha Rezende Vieira, Saulo Felix, Nathalia Detogne, Cleber Christianes Souza da Silva, Helena de Godoy Bergallo, Oscar Rocha-Barbosa
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Here we present a commented list of mammals registered in the Serra da Bocaina National Park. Three field trips (February, 2010, and May and July, 2011) were accomplished along the RJ-165 highway in the Municipality of Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Forty-eight species belonging to nine orders were recorded. The local mammal fauna could be considered diverse and rich, with some species regarded as biological indicators of habitat quality. Endangered and rare rodent species like Blarinomys breviceps, Juliomys rimofrons, and Thaptomys nigrita were captured. Road and hunting impacts on mammals are discussed.